A disease or condition caused by an absent or defective gene or by a chromosomal aberration, as in Down Syndrome.
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How to use genetic disorder in a sentence
Had I known that our daughter had a genetic disorder, I would have chosen abortion.
Born with the excruciating genetic disorder Trisomy 18, Bella lives with heartbreakingly precarious health.Florida Primary: Rick Santorum’s Daughter’s Illness | Michelle Cottle | February 1, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Were you worried about having children of your own—possibly passing on a genetic disorder?
The old model of cancer as a purely genetic disorder that thrives outside of our control is slowly disappearing.